Stephen Curry is taking a stand as the team player of Golden State Warriors and as an American citizen. On Friday, the NBA hotshot frankly said that he would decline if Donald Trump would invite them to visit the White House after winning the 2017 NBA Championship.

“My views haven’t changed at all. I don’t know if anybody’s changed. But that’s where I stand right now," the basketball pro told the press. “I don’t want to go. That’s my nucleus of my belief.”

Trump reacts to Curry's comments

Shortly after the interview came out, the POTUS, as expected, took to Twitter to withdraw an invitation that was never formally made with the winning team.

Stephen Curry, on the other hand, insisted that his decision has not changed and reassured that he will have the same stance even in the future. "I’ve played golf with President [Barack] Obama. I don’t think I’ll be getting a tee time with this administration, to say the least," he stated.

The two-time MVP explained that his decision to decline the offer would mean that they do not tolerate what Donald Trump has said or done since he was elected to lead the country. The star player and his teammates are also hoping that their stance will inspire the public to know the message behind their refusal to visit the White House.

"It's not just the act of not going, there are things you have to do in the back end that you have to push that message into motion," Stephen Curry added.

Athletes defend Curry against Trump

The Golden State Warriors player earned a positive response from his co-athletes and fans, who commended him for making a stand against the current administration.

Even LeBron James shared his opinion on the issue and recalled what happened in Charlottesville last month.

"All these people are speaking up.

This is for a greater call," he said in a video. "It's not about dividing. We as American people need to come together even stronger."

Kobe Bryant also slammed the POTUS after he withdrew their invitation to Golden State Warriors. The former NBA star said Donald Trump could not possibly "Make America Great Again" with his "words [that] inspire dissension and hatred."

Several other sports personalities also showed their support to Stephen Curry and co. for their stance against the U.S.


After he came under fire for his reaction to Stephen Curry's statements, Donald Trump turned to criticize NFL players who kneel down while singing the national anthem as a sign of protest. The POTUS deemed the act disrespectful and slammed the players in his Twitter tirade.